Bob Baker (26 July 1939– 3 November 2021) was a Doctor Who writer who often wrote with Dave Martin. Baker and Martin are best remembered for creating K9, a character he partially owned the rights to. He made use of these rights in authorising the creation of the K9 TV series.
Beyond the world of Doctor Who, Baker's greatest success is as a writer for Aardman Animations' Wallace and Gromit series. He co-wrote the short films The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death with animator Nick Park, and was one of four credited writers on the feature film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; he received a BAFTA for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and another for A Matter of Loaf and Death.
A Close Shave features a robotic dog as its antagonist.
Until his passing in 2021, he was the last surviving writer to write for the Pertwee era of Doctor Who.
- The Claws of Axos (with Dave Martin)
- The Mutants (with Dave Martin)
- The Three Doctors (with Dave Martin)
- The Sontaran Experiment (with Dave Martin)
- The Hand of Fear (with Dave Martin)
- The Invisible Enemy (with Dave Martin)
- Underworld (with Dave Martin)
- The Armageddon Factor (with Dave Martin)
- Nightmare of Eden
The Essential Book of K9
Contributions to the mythos
Major characters and concepts created for or debuting in a Bob Baker script include:
- Internet Movie Database at the